Shin-ei Kudo, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University, Northern Yokohama Hospital, in Yokohama, Japan presents this Original Article “Endocytoscopic microvasculature evaluation is a reliable new diagnostic method for colorectal lesions (with video).”
We clarified the efficacy of endocytoscopic vascular pattern (EC-V) for colorectal lesions. The diagnostic accuracy of EC-V was comparable to conventional magnifying narrow-band imaging (NBI), pit pattern, and endocytoscopic classification based on dye staining(EC-C). Furthermore, EC-V does not require dye staining, therefore EC-V simplifies the complicated dye staining method (Pit pattern or EC-C).
We think pit pattern diagnosis and EC-C are the gold standard of diagnosis for colorectal cancer. However, many endoscopists do not perform the dye staining method because it is complicated. Therefore we think if there was a diagnostic modality which has highly accurate ability without dye staining, it would be widely used all over the world.
The diagnostic accuracy of EC-V was substantially good, and it does not require dye. Furthermore the diagnosis time was significantly shorter than EC-C. However, endocytoscopy is not available commercially base, so we expect the launch of endocytoscopy.
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